The Fiction Writer (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Badge
The Fiction Writer By Jillian Cantor Cover Image

The Fiction Writer (Hardcover)

$30.00


Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Staff Reviews


On its face, this is a modern retelling of the novel Rebecca. But it’s very meta, with several different versions circling around and through the storyline. It’s also a novel that poses the idea of whether there are any unique stories, or ideas. If you’re looking for a gothic thriller (like the original Rebecca) this is not it. But if you’re looking for a literary retelling that thinks about big ideas and goes in some directions you don’t anticipate, then this might be a great pick.

— Megan

"Juicy, suspenseful, and irresistible."- Nina de Gramont, New York Times Bestselling author of The Christie Affair

"Sultry and mesmerizing..." - Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author of The Cloisters

From the USA Today-bestselling author of Beautiful Little Fools, Jillian Cantor's The Fiction Writer follows a writer hired by a handsome billionaire to write about his family history with Daphne du Maurier and finds herself drawn into a tangled web of obsession, marital secrets, and stolen manuscripts.


The once-rising literary star Olivia Fitzgerald is down on her luck. Her most recent novel--a retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca--was a flop, her boyfriend of nine years just dumped her and she's battling a bad case of writer's block. So when her agent calls her with a high-paying ghostwriting opportunity, Olivia is all too willing to sign the NDA.

At first, the write-for-hire job seems too good to be true. All she has to do is interview Henry "Ash" Asherwood, a reclusive mega billionaire, twice named People's Sexiest Man Alive, who wants her help in writing a book that reveals a shocking secret about his late grandmother and Daphne du Maurier. But when Olivia arrives at his Malibu estate, nothing is as it seems. The more Olivia digs into his grandmother's past, the more questions she has--and before she knows it, she's trapped in a gothic mystery of her own.

With as many twists and turns as the California coast, The Fiction Writer is a page-turner that explores the boundaries of creative freedom and whose stories we have the right to tell.
Product Details ISBN: 9780778310839
ISBN-10: 0778310833
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English